– The association is a network for professionals within the field of industrial heritage. Members are individuals, but also institutions, authorities, museums and archives. The board for instance cooperates with other national and international organisations, take part in arranging conferences, and communicate knowledge about industrial heritage, says Jennie Sjöholm.
The Swedish Industrial Heritage Association is a non-profit organisation, founded 1989, that promotes industrial heritage in Sweden through conservation, documentation and research. The association also nominates Industrial Heritage of the year, and constitutes the Swedish section of TICCIH - The International Committee For The Conservation Of The Industrial Heritage.
Jennie Sjöholm has an MA in Conservation of Built Environments from the University of Gothenburg. She has previously worked at Norrbotten Museum, where she completed documentations and reports, giving advice on building issues, and worked as antiquarian expert. She has also taken advanced training in Architectural Conservation at Mejan Arc, Royal Institute of Art 2009/2010, when the theme was "Kiruna's future: Can you move a town?'
Jennie is also board member of the Swedish Association for Building Preservation, and on the editorial board for their journal Byggnadskultur (Built Heritage).